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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well that's enough of that garbage.


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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol!!!


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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And for a moment, I thought, "Awwww, Archie does have a soft side."

Thanks for ruining one of the best moments of my life, man ;)


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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well it was good to see some old timers on the programme e.g. Trip Khalaf

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How can you say it was garbage. You don't know what was true. Pete aint gonna lie is he?


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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir Archie Leach wrote:

Well that's enough of that garbage.


Couldnt agree more Sir Archie

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It started off in a very fun way. Then confronted with images of his escapades, I realised that you have to be ok with this life he led, to go forward. I was...

There was a definite fun tone throughout with real people. Some great new pictures that I've never seen. And like someone else said, a great home video with Freddie having a laugh. Good stuff.

I think this isn't one for the casual fans. You have to at least acknowledge that this was a big part of his life. For the most part, it was all good fun and nothing trashy, imo. And to be honest, I'm glad to see "the real Freddie" as Straker put it.


Off the review now...when I taped the second part something went wrong and it didn't work. I have parts 1, 3 and 4. Could someone please post the second part of the show on the hub in the best quality please?

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That programme was dreadful. I suppose i was expecting it to be more "Queen". Need to study my Milton Keynes video though for evidence of injury to Freddie's hand. And what was the appalling background music? Still, we all know that the appeal of Queen lies in the collective skill of the band rather than Freddie's sexuality.
3 out of 10 (only because we saw Trip)

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the background music was because it wasn't endorsed by Queen and so they couldn't use the tracks (the ones they did show were BBC footage like from TOTP...).
I thought it was enjoyable, I was pleased they didn't linger on Freddie's death at all - just saying 'and then he was dead'.
I had never seen Thor before, but wasn't he the one who slept around with everyone and supposedly gave Freddie AIDS?

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


It's quite speculative.... I think it's almost impossible to say who 100% sure gave Freddie the disease...


Rumours have said :

Joe Murphy (a friend of Thor)

Another possible might be Vince the barman... Many people is in the picture....

Is it said that he contracted it in the US, that might be not either....

Hard to say !

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Harder to care. I didn't watch this, as I couldn't see the interest. If he'd been hetero, would they still have made the programme?

Why not do a programme on the Runaways? they went like barn doors in a gale, and lived, plus they were women in a male world.

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That Eric Hall is a twat. (sorry had to get it out of my system)

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie wrote Killer Queen about Eric Hall! Come on do me a favour! I did find some of this interesting but all these people claiming this song was about them and that song was about the other was in my opinion total bollocks!

Freddie lived in a world which I'm afraid I will never understand but then again the guy was a genius something which I could never claim to be!


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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Some great new pictures that I've never seen. And like someone else said, a great home video with Freddie having a laugh"

Yes... it was worth watching just for those.
also the pic of Freddie at Garden Lodge (taken by Jim Hutton) was in colour - the first time i've seen it in colour.

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I couldn't take Eric Hall seriously! But I do remember that some merely offered their own opinions on things. It'll be interesting to see what comes up next month with the BoRhap docu.

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Posted: 14 Jul 04, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You guys will have to give us Yanks a rating (audience-wise) when results come out. I'd like to see the percentage that watched it!

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Posted: 15 Jul 04, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quite enjoyed Trip Khalaf's little joke on meeting Freddie's new acquaintance the morning after the night before:-

"Hi, I'm Thor."
"I'll bet you are!"

All in all, though - not really my cup of tea. Summed it up when they had a 'Maroon 5' song playing in the background. I mean, for Flashy's sake, hundreds of Queen tracks to choose and we get some fuckin' Yankee shit. Makes me sick.





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Posted: 15 Jul 04, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the music was fine. They didn't use much Queen stuff because it was all down to describing Freddie kinda stuff. And because of the content in the programme, that meant very few Queen songs. Body Language, Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, We Are The Champions, The Great Pretender, etc.

If I'd been putting that show together, I would've made similar, if not the same choices. It fit the content. And don't you thank god they didn't use magic tour stuff!! lol

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Posted: 15 Jul 04, 06:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisa, Channel 5's best audiences are half a million people. You'll be lucky if half of that watched it.

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Posted: 15 Jul 04, 07:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Over on Channel Five, Freddie Mercury documentary Freddie's Loves was watched by 1.4 million viewers and attracted a 7% audience share.(from Guardian.co.uk website, in the media rating section)